Have It Your Way...
Guiffy's rich set of features and flexible functionality installs with
"Ready To Rumble" defaults. But, defaults aren't for everyone and some
capabilities are specifically intended for user customization. This document
introduces some of Guiffy's "Have It Your Way" features.
File Encodings and Fonts
Guiffy's default file encoding format setup is to attempt to detect the encoding of
your files (Auto mode). But,
if you're using Guiffy to work with files with an encoding format which can't
be detected you can specify
the encoding format to apply on all your file compares and file saves. To
select File Encoding formats choose Options -> Encoding (Charsets)...
Here's what the Dialog looks like:
The Help button in the dialog brings up documentation regarding the more than
150 File Encoding formats supported.
Guiffy's default Font for the text displays is based upon Fonts installed on
your system. A default font is selected by searching for Source Code Pro, Consolas, Menlo,
Courier New, or Courier in that order. Guiffy
accepts alternative font choices (based upon the fonts installed on your
system). To select
another font, such as a Multilingual UNICODE font like "Arial Unicode MS" or
"Bitstream Cyberbit" choose Options -> Font (or just clickon the Font
and select your font choice for each
text display type.
Write EOLs as
Guiffy writes EOLs (End-Of-Lines) based upon the format used on your system. If
you need to save all your files with a different type of EOL, choose Options ->
Guiffy recognizes any of the EOL formats when reading files and ignores EOL
differences when comparing files.
Show Me Everything or Just the Differences
Guiffy's default display mode for compare results is to Show everything -
the matching lines and the differences for file sizes upto 400KB. For files
> 400KB, the differences are displayed within 8 lines of context which we call
Folded Compare/Merge Views.
If you'd rather always see everything or just the
differences or always see Folded Views, or Folded Views only on larger files.
choose Options ->
Show (or just clickon on the Show
button) and select one of these choices.
Folded Compare/Merge Views
compare viewing response time and reduces the memory requirements (especially for large files with just a
FolderCompares: Ignore SubFolders and Ignore FileTypes
When you Compare Folders there's probably SubFolders and FileTypes you don't want
to look at. To specify the SubFolders and FileTypes to ignore, choose Options->
Keep It Your Way...
To keep any of the above settings and all of Guiffy's other Options choices
and things like the Guiffy window size and location preserved, choose Options ->
Save Settings Controls.
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't...
You may want to have different settings for different projects or tasks or...
Use Opts -> Save Settings As to save your current settings to a specified file.
Then, when you have some different current settings you wish to keep, Save them
to a different file. Use Opts -> Load Saved Settings to change which of your
Saved Settings you wish to use for your current task.
- File Menu
- Controlling Compare
- Folded Compare/Merge Views
- Choosing View Attributes
- Selecting Compare Views
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